Make Your Own Virtual Field Trips with Google Earth and Screencastify

If you are like most schools, field trips are most likely put on hold because of the COVID-19 crisis. Although you might not be able to visit a physical location, you can very easily create your own custom field trips with Google Earth and screencasting tools like Screencastify.


How Does It Work?

First, you will want to develop your field trip using Google Earth's Project Feature. It's free and very easy to use! Want to learn how it works? Check out my video below:



Next, you will want to determine how you will want to share your project with your students. If you have younger students, it might be helpful to create a screencast of your project through Screencastify or another screencasting tool.

If you want students to have more hands-on experiences, you can share your project as a view-only file for students to explore.  This feature is helpful when you want your students to explore on their own, at their own pace, and explore links and resources that you have shared.

Conclusion

Whether you are creating your own field trip or having students develop their own, the possibilities are endless. This simple strategy can create powerful connections in almost any subject!

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